Monthly Archives: March 2015

Forty Days, Day 26–Those Who Remain

Those of us who were raised in a Christian faith tradition, and even many who were not, know the stories of what happened to Jesus during the last months, weeks, days, and hours of his ministry and life. Whole rites … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 25–Crime and Punishment

Four years ago I was in the midst of a particularly trying time in my life. I’ve chronicled much of the drama and trauma of 2011 throughout my Lessons in Gratitude blog. One of the many traumas¬†I suffered that year … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 24–A Reflection on the End…

Sometimes I find myself at a loss for words. This can be a bit tricky for someone who spends a great deal of time writing and speaking.¬†While I am not at a loss in general, I find that I am … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 23–The Flesh is Weak

When God tested Job (at least the story goes that God tested him, it actually could have been a string of really bad luck) he experienced what I have come to call in my own life, “a series of unfortunate … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 22–The Feel of Home

I sat at the table where I so often sat, observing and sometimes participating in the conversations, but certainly always enjoying them. Familiar sounds of family talking, laughing, arguing with one another. So comforting. And I think, “It’s good to … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 21–Lay Down My Weary Head

I seem to be experiencing my very own, personal Mercury retrograde. A Mercury retrograde occurs a few times a year. It is a particular astrological configuration of the planet Mercury in conjunction or alignment or misalignment with other planets and … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 20–A Step in Time

At the start of this journey of 40 days one of the small changes I made both as a “sacrifice” in honor of the season as well as a nod toward enhancing my overall health and well-being was to climb … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 19–It’s About Time

“But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do, once you find them” ~Jim Croce, Time in a Bottle Lately I’ve become intensely aware that time is perhaps the most important–and scarce–commodity in … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 18–Leading with Your Heart

When we have learned something so well that we can do it, recite it, sing it, etc. without thinking, it is said that we “know it by heart.” Knowing something by heart goes well past rote memorization or verbatim recitation; … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 17–Stealing Away

The other morning I got to thinking about how challenging it is to find the time, to make the time for quiet reflection and prayer. In truth, prayer should be no farther away than the speed of thought; it only … Continue reading

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